City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of maintaining the city's 475 acres of parks and open…More spaces that are open daily. The public entity also plans and hosts recreational programs, such as letter-boxing, summer camp and fun mobile, all of which can be learned about at the department's website.
City of Mercer Island Maintenance Department 9601 SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA98040-3732 City of Mercer Island Maintenance Department is divided into four teams that specialize in respective fields. It…More includes utility, right-of-way, capital projects and support services teams. As a combined entity, it tackles water and sanitary services and storm drains and performs street improvements.
City Boat Launch E Mercer Way & SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 The City Boat Launch is the Island's sole large sailing or motorized vessel access point to Lake Washington. A small…More area of the launch pier is reserved for the Mercer Island Marine Patrol for moorage. Seasonal portable restrooms are also available in the parking lot area.
47th St. Open Space 4700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA98040 The 47th St. Open Space is a forested ravine and part of the City of Mercer Island's parks system, protected from…More development. The land is managed under the city's Open Space Vegetation Plan.
Mercer Island Sister City Association 7613 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 The Mercer Island Sister City Association (MISCSA) is a member of Sister Cities International, a non-profit…More organization that promotes partnerships and cooperation between U.S. and international cities. Throughout the years, Mercer Island Sister City and Thonon les Bains, which is located on the south shore of Lake Geneva in the Haute Savoie region of France, have partnered to organize student and cultural exchanges. The MISCSA also holds various French related events and has an annual Soiree a Thonon fundraiser where guests enjoy desserts, wine and cheese.
The Mercer Island Municipal Court hears cases concerning non-criminal traffic, boating or parking infractions and…More misdemeanor crimes which occur within the city's jurisdiction. Established in 2004 and administered by presiding Municipal Court Judge Wayne Stewart, the court typically processes around 3,500 cases a year. Stewart was reconfirmed by city council vote to a four-year term, beginning on Jan. 1, 2010.
The court is also under contract to provide services to the neighboring city of Newcastle.
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services is a unique public/private partnership with the City of Mercer Island to…More provide human services and assistance to residents and families in need. The organization is largely supported by a non-profit foundation and proceeds from sales at the Mercer Island Thrift Shop.
Formerly the site of a the Boys Parental boarding school, the MIYFS is based inside the Luther Burbank Building. Many classes and services are provided here or at the Island's public schools. Community-based services include loss and grief counseling, alcohol and drug prevention and youth development. MIYFS also contracts with other providers to help with domestic violence, sexual abuse and other legal aid. Emergency services, such as a food bank and rent assistance, are also available.
MIYFS also provides student counseling services inside Mercer Island's public schools.